Two weeks in a row! I’m on fire with a pic everyday. Summer well and truly feels like it is here, with temps above 30 pretty much everyday except late last week. Meanwhile, you guys in the northern hemisphere are having snow in October – what is going on!!
Thursday was nice and cool and now that the hot weather is here I wish I had savoured it more! Stephen and I watched Irini’s ballet class and then we all went and had lunch with Mum and Dad at our favourite cafe, Fez. Now looking at this pic, I think the tunic would have looked better with a black rather than white tank underneath. Purple tunic from Flower, grey leggings from Isabella Oliver. Wittner black ballet flats and Costume National bag. My favourite silver necklace and horn cuff from Mai Tai Collection.
Friday was warmer, so I though sheer chiffon polka dots was nice and spring like. I grabbed this pic before I went downstairs, so no shoes yet! My fave skinnies from Ann Taylor, with Flower Clothing tunic. Wooden cuff bangles, and a silver Tree of Life necklace from Pilgrim. I used the same bag as Thursday.
These are the shoes I ended up wearing, my trusty Nine West Flats. Excuse the bad pedicure – will definitely be fixed this weekend!
These are my new Roberto Cavalli sunnies – a super bargain on Modnique. Is it sad to say I was inspired by a TV show?
I saw Sarah Michelle Gellar on the first episode of Ringer with these oversized sunnies, and had to have a pair. I love the whole look, but I don’t think a white coat is that practical for a mum of preschoolers! I can’t say I am loving the show, but it sure is food and interior design porn!
Saturday was the start of the warmer weather so hubby and I took the kids with us on some deliveries and then went for lunch down by the beach. Dark skinnies from Ann Taylor (will I ever be able to wear boot cuts again?) and a black tunic length tank. Cream silk jacket with grey and black feather print from Virtu (a great source for casual plus sized clothes) and wooden beaded necklaces from Witchery. Black cage heels from Urban Soul.
We did not leave the house on Sunday – I was catching up with housework and Nick was catching up on bookwork. So, comfort was the order of the day. I wore the skinny jeans again (be assured, I do wash them!) with a silky top from Piper Woman (retail speak for Piper’s “big girl” line – are skinnier girls not women, too?!).
I started Monday with the best of intentions and had even booked a session with a trainer at the gym when 20 minutes before my appointment, Nick asked if I could come in and help at work. Luckily, the trainers at Contours Yokine are great, and let me reschedule without any penalty at all – they are that fantastic! Pink tank from Basque, Old Navy pants and Reebok Tone shoes.
This is what I changed into after my non-gym attendance. White denim crops from Lands End, black and white silky top from Ann Taylor, Dyberg/Kern necklace, Kate Spade bag and brass bangles from Gap and Coldwater Creek. Tan wedges from Country Road.
Tuesday is Melbourne Cup day, the so-called “race that stops the nation” even though those of us in the west don’t actually get a holiday for it. Our playgroup decided to have a casual lunch after our usual session, so we could all have a chance to watch the big race. Lucky I didn’t bet – my pick came in fourth! Since this is traditionally a day to get all dolled up, I thought I would go a bit more dressy than usual. Ruffled tank and striped linen skirt from Talbots. Same tan bag as yesterday, and my Pandora bracelet.
Here is a close-up of the necklace I wore, from Talbots. I love this necklace, it is just so summery!
I love these shoes – really comfy and the nude colour is almost the same as my skin colour, unlike most of the “nudes” out there. Plus, I can prove that I did actually give myself a pedicure, with a beautiful Rimmel colour, Misty Jade.
Today was super-hot and I have to laugh because me and everyone I talked to was complaining about the heat, but how short our memories are…it was only a few weeks ago that we were all complaining about the winter weather! It was also my birthday – so Happy Birthday to Me!! Black ponte pants from Ann Taylor, Eileen Fisher grey tank, and grey mesh vest from Flower Clothing. I wore my tan Kate Spade bag and my Urban Soul cage heels. Usually these heels are super comfy, but today (maybe it was the heat!) they were killing me!
I bought a few dresses today (a birthday present to me!) so I look forward to showing them to you next week.
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